Most Popular Portuguese-Language Feature Films
City of God
Two boys growing up in a violent neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro take different paths: one becomes a photographer, the other a drug dealer. Dir: Fernando Meirelles, Kátia Lund With: Alexandre Rodrigues, Matheus Nachtergaele, Leandro Firmino Crime | Drama 130 mins.
Elite Squad: The Enemy Within
After a prison riot, former-Captain Nascimento, now a high ranking security officer in Rio de Janeiro, is swept into a bloody political dispute that involves government officials and paramilitary groups. Dir: José Padilha With: Wagner Moura, Irandhir Santos, André Ramiro Action | Crime | Drama | Thriller 115 mins.
1997, Captain Nascimento has to find a substitute for his occupation while trying to take down drug dealers and criminals before the Pope comes to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Dir: José Padilha With: Wagner Moura, André Ramiro, Caio Junqueira Action | Crime | Drama | Thriller 115 mins.
Dir: Joaquim Leitão With: Paula Lobo Antunes, João Baptista, Tina Barbosa Comedy | Romance 110 mins.
From Beginning to End
Two brothers develop a very close relationship as they are growing up in an idyllic and happy family. When they are young adults their relationship becomes very intimate, romantic, and sexual. Dir: Aluizio Abranches With: Júlia Lemmertz, Fábio Assunção, Jean Pierre Noher Drama | Romance 94 mins.
City of Men
Best buddies Acerola and Laranjinha, about to turn 18, discover things about their missing fathers' pasts which will shatter their solid friendship, in the middle of a war between rival drug gangs from Rio's favelas. Dir: Paulo Morelli With: Douglas Silva, Darlan Cunha, Jonathan Haagensen Crime | Drama 106 mins.
Rio, I Love You
A series of short films set in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janero. Dir: Vicente Amorim, Guillermo Arriaga With: Rodrigo Santoro, Emily Mortimer, Jason Isaacs Drama | Romance
A 1980s-set drama about a teenage girl undergoing her sexual awakening when she learns about her father's infidelities. Dir: Heitor Dhalia With: Laura Neiva, Vincent Cassel, Camilla Belle Drama 97 mins.
A retelling of the Orpheus and Eurydice myth, set during the time of the Carnaval in Rio de Janeiro. Dir: Marcel Camus With: Breno Mello, Marpessa Dawn, Lourdes de Oliveira Comedy | Drama | Music | Romance 100 mins.
Brazilian Western is an adaptation of the eponymous song by Renato Russo a famous Brazilian singer and... Dir: René Sampaio With: Fabrício Boliveira, Isis Valverde, Felipe Abib Crime | Drama | Romance | Western 108 mins.